6 Kids Injured In Fresno School Bus Accident Near Belmont Avenue and Fowler Avenue
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (September 11, 2019) – At least six children were injured in a Fresno school bus accident near the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Fowler Avenue.
Fresno police are saying that the collision took place around 7:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a Dodge Charger rear-ended the school bus.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Six of the children on the school bus complained about pain and had to be taken to the hospital.
There were 70 students on the bus at the time of the accident. An investigation into the school bus accident remains ongoing.
Liability In School Bus Accidents
School buses are considered common carriers under the law and are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, “Common carriers must carry passengers [or property] safely. Common carriers must use the highest care and the vigilance of a very cautious person. They must do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under the circumstances to avoid harm to passengers[or property].”
Liability for a school bus accident may also extend beyond a bus driver. If a vehicle rear-ends a school bus there is a good possibility that they will be found at fault. Drivers are supposed to maintain a safe speed and keep a reasonable distance with the vehicle ahead of them. Rear-end collisions tend to occur when drives are either speeding or distracted.
Victims of bus accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek medical treatment after an accident. Failing to seek medical treatment for an accident may jeopardize your ability to seek damages down the line. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about working to make sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.